Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun with Pharo (when writing books)

Beside the Pharo by Example, Deep into Pharo and the Pharo Enterprise book (available on CI, GitHub and as PDF) there is now also the idea of a book about "funny" things like implementing games in Pharo.

Therefore a new clone of the Pharo by Example book was created with the name "Fun with Pharo". The book is built on CI, the books source is hosted on GitHub and currently it includes already infos on how to build a digital Tamagotchi with Smalltalk or how the PhlappyBird game works.

The PDF for "Fun with Pharo" is already available.

If you want to contribute you should have a look and learn about Pillar and I would recommend to use either Online PillarHub or the new one-click image for PillarHub that you can run locally to write an own chapter.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


A small demonstration of Ephestos , a communication bridge between Pharo and Blender.
Code is on SmalltalkHub - but actually it is only a simple methodn on the Pharo side:

sendMessage: aString
   stream := SocketStream openConnectionToHostNamed: ''  port: 4000 .
   stream sendCommand: aString.
   stream close.


A one click image for PillarHub is available now on CI. You can now run it locally very easy.

Just download (for instance using PharoLauncher), run and check http://localhost:8080

If you still do not know what PillarHub is all about then read this.


A Morphic based Flappy Bird clone written in Pharo.

Code is on SmalltalkHub:!/~zeroflag/PhlappyBird

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Systemd socket activation

Max and Nik provide a Pharo VM patch for socket activation. If you run many (Seaside) images - each on an own port - this patch allows you to lower the server load and free up resources for images with a high request rate.

Read all the details here and watch the video:

Friday, July 04, 2014

Working with Smalltalk

New open jobs at Yesplan and Cincom. If you want to work with Smalltalk just contact them.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Circle layout

now in Roassal. See here.


The people behind Pharocloud have implemented an online editor (and storage) for Pillar documents. So you can easily write documents in Swiki syntax that can be translated to different formats (HTML, Latex, PDF)

You can check it out here:

You can create an account and add own documentation articles. Source code is on SmalltalkHub.

Cyclades for Pharo 3.0

Cyclades is a pitch set explorer for adn developed in Pharo v3.0

The software has been involved in MIE (music images emotions), a GEM project which explores the emotional link between music and images and focuses on the different types of emotional synchronization and on possible invariants involved in associations. See some screenshots or download from